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Useful Information


In this useful information section we have placed links to guides and articles from leading organisations and industry practitioners who offer insight into the latest thinking on the wide field of intellectual property.

We will update this area regularly, so please visit here often or register with us to receive regular updates on the latest IP news and events.

Please note that the links below open separate browsing windows and take you to external websites. ProspectIP has no responsibility or control over the content of these independent websites.

Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

The official government body responsible for registering Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom, including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.

Patents application guide   2.4 Mb download now
Patents basic facts booklet   564 k download now
Patents essential reading   4.2 Mb download now
Trade marks essential reading   850 k download now
Applying to register a trade mark   1.4 Mb download now
How to apply to register a design   1.4 Mb download now
Copyright essential reading   1.9 Mb download now
Copyright basic facts   1.4 Mb download now

World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO)

WIPO is responsible for promoting the global development of IP legislation, standards and procedures, this includes further development of international laws and treaties on patents; trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications; and copyright and related rights.

What is Intellectual Property   773 k download now
Protecting your Patents Abroad   493 k download now
WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook   various download now

European Patent Office (EPO)

The European Patent Office (EPO) manages the European wide application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 40 European countries.

Patent Information   645 k download now


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